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does. at a meeting monday, mahmood ahmadinejad accused the united states of backing what he called a fake regime in israel, and that led to a walkout by israel's u.n. ambassador. >>> also monday, a wide-ranging interview with us, we asked him about the threat of an attack on iran's nuclear facilities and how his country would respond. would you retaliate against the united states if there's an attack by israel on iran? >> translator: well, by the principle of it, i don't take the threat serious. >> they're bluffing? >> translator: we don't even take them into account. i would like to ask, who's subservient to whom, the zionist to the united states government or the united states government to the zionist? >> you said that israel has no historical roots in the middle east, and the white house has now called that statement by you disgusting, offensive, and outrageous. would you like to apologize? >> translator: do they have roots? if they have roots, then just say they have roots. we don't have to fight over it. what should i apologize for? this is a technical and scientific fact, st
to be broadcast nationwide in the united states on the anniversary of 9/11, and that's why people came out yesterday to demonstrate to stop the airing of this movie which, of course, was never the case. it was just this online movie, offensive to islam. >> that's nbc's richard engel outside the u.s. embassy where you can see protests continue this morning in cairo, egypt. richard, thank you very much. >> we want to bring in andrea mitchell our chief foreign affairs correspondent. andrea, as we await any confirmation from the state department, what can you tell us about ambassador stevens, an experienced diplomat in the middle east. >> a career diplomat. this is a man who had gone to berkeley and had gotten a law degree and a degree from the national war college. he was fluent in french and arabic. he had been a peace corps volunteer in 1983 in morocco, teaching english before he joined the foreign service about nine years later. this is a man who has very adept at social media. he was active on facebook. he was very involved with the community. he had been in benghazi during the conflict,
to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> trust me when i tell you there was not a dry eye in the house after that moment. and by way of introducing my friends here in the booth with us, as you see gabby giffords and her astronaut husband watching on, you know, savannah guthrie is here, david gregory, chuck todd. savannah, as a fellow arizonan, something who knows something of the recovery process for this member of congress, you and i were there in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. the word herculean keeps coming up. >> when you see her walk out there, it was a labored walk but there she is. when you think about what she went through, being shot point blank in the head, it's amazing. from what my impression is of her recovery, to be able to say the pledge of allegiance from memory was an incredible feat of strength. as you mentioned, there really wasn't a dry eye in this room. >> your expectations for this evening? you and i were talking during "nightly news" about th
two oil producing state in the united states. they just announced they have 42 times, not 42%, natural gas in ohio as they thought they did a year ago. i mean, just the drive of the energy sector under a romney administration generates in royalties, in taxes on new jobs and taxes on profits a major step towards the balanced budget. now you've got to control spending. paul ryan would be about as good a vice president as you could get if you wanted to have somebody. i mean, he will know more about the budget than the director of the budget. >> quick comment, and then i've got to go to a break. >> i'm all for exploiting our natural gas. it's incredible bounty. but if we don't do it as a bridge to a cleaner energy future we're going to burn up, choke up, heat up, smoke up and melt up this planet. far faster than even al gore predicts. >> all right. we're going to take a break here. i want to come back and talk a little bit about a big issue as we go into the democratic convention. gender politics. it was certainly big for the republicans. it will be big for the democrats as well. our polit
of the united states. it made us proud as americans to know that those prejudices that we've had in the past are falling away. >> beyond some of the more personal areas, we sat down at campaign headquarters the next morning for more detailed discussion about where governor romney stands on the key issues of the campaign. so governor, we talked last night about jobs and the economy and also the debt. i want to bin there. you've called the debt and our deficit a moral crisis and yet in addition to extending the bush tax cuts you want to cut tax rates an additional 20%. you've rejected a 10-1 spending ratio when it comes to spending to increasing taxes. and yet you want to balance the budget. the math simply doesn't add up, does it? >> actually it does. five different economic studies including one at harvard, princeton, aei and a couple at the "wall street journal" all show that if we bring down our o top rates and go across the board, bring down rates for everyone in america, but also limit deductions and exemptions for people at the high end, you can keep the progressivity in the code, remai
, the united states of america will never retreat from a world. >> jim, this on a day when u.s. embassies across the middle east are under siege. in cairo, things have seemed to calm down there somewhat. in yemen, all the way to indonesia. now, the situation is very volatile. we've heard the president and others condemn that film that has instigated -- the youtube video that instigated this violence. but in benghazi, u.s. senators briefed by top officials today saying they do not believe this was an uncoordinated attack. they cite the weaponry that was involved, rocket-propelled grenade and other heavy weaponry, they believe it was something planned and coordinated. >> mike, thank you. >>> heightened security tonight at two universities after they received bomb threats. police say a man claiming to be with al qaeda called the university of texas at austin this morning saying he had placed bombs throughout the school. thousands of students and teachers were evacuated. a similar claim of explosives at north dakota state university. police and fbi did not find any explosives. and a third sch
and be able to say who do we trust the most to be the president of the united states during these incredibly challenging times? i've watched mitt romney do this, and so have you, bob, every time he was back into a corner in the primaries he came ow with a great debate performance because that's where he shines. and he's going to do a great job on wednesday night. >> schieffer: governor, i certainly take your point, and i respect your opinion, but talking about being spun and so for example. it seems to me most of the problems governor romney's had thus far he has created for himself. for example, this tape where he said he's just basically writing off 47% of the electorate that was not the campaign. the governor himself said that was me. has that's thing-- is that thing really hurt him? >> you know, bob, i just don't think so. i really don't. i don't think a majority of the american people are focusing on that. here's what i think the american people and the voters are much smarter about than we give them credit for. they know political candidates at time, when they're being taped every minu
between the united states and iran. the americans have repeatedly said that the iranian government must change. and the iranians -- >> behavior. changes behavior. >> translator: sure, but after all what does that mean? can one country based on just their own sole opinion decide an establish a red line for another country and then threaten attacks? when have we threatened to attack the zionists. we have never threatened them. >> you have said you wanted to remove them from the fate of the earth. >> translator: yes. we say occupation, occupation should to be done away with. war like behavior should to be done away with. terrorism should to be done away with. the killing of women and children should to be done away with. bombardment of houses on top of people's heads in their own country has been done away with. has the zionist regime done any of this? no. we say to do away with these things and we've also suggested the solution. we have said that the solution is that the palestinian people should decide in a free election for their own country own land. >> last time i had a conversation w
powers in his final address at the u.n. the united states and israel have pledged to do what they must to prevent tehran from deeflg nuclear weapon. >> translator: continued threats by the uncivilized zionist to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this reality. >> reporter: u.s. and israeli leaders chose not to attend president mahmoud ahmadinejad's speech here in the u.n. in part because it occurred on yom kippur. demonstrators protested mahmoud ahmadinejad's appearance. >> mahmoud ahmadinejad, again does not represent us all. >> reporter: iranian-americans from across the country joined the protest. >> to send a message that the people of iran stand for democracy, human rights, secular nonnuclear iran. >> reporter: during his speech mahmoud ahmadinejad didn't address his country's nuclear program but did say his nation was committed to peace. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton said the work was al qaeda operatives on the cult in benghazi. at a u.n. conference yesterday clinton said al qaeda was exploiting the safety of northern africa to expan
, not credible as president of the united states. he's too greedy and too disconnected from concerns of the average american. the romney campaign are also running an intensely negative campaign, not based so much on obama's personal characteristics, his values or the idea that he's somehow in some sort of fundamental way corrupt. whereas the obama people are calling romney a charlatan, suggesting he might be a felon because of the -- how he's handled the bane issue, as stephanie cutter did. that's aimed at tearing him down personally. but i don't have any sympathy for romney, that's what he did. the republicans did that. chris: you keep count in the campaign of what romney said every day. do they feel they lost the edge they had coming out of tampa? >> the oconventions were so close together. they had been telegraphing they expected a convention bounce and when they got to tampa, expectations were being tamped down. since the democrats followed so close on his heel. one reason they're so confident, the democrats, that is, is in part because they feel they've done a good job over the
as president of the united states. they want to hear some specific. >> i can tell them specifically i won't raise taxes on middle class folks. i won't lower -- >> he has one notes. tax cuts for the wealthy. >> reporter: after romney released summaries of past income tax returns on friday, romney paid 14% last year because most of his income came from capital gains. he was asked if it was fair to pay the low rate. >> it's the right way to encourage economic growth. >> reporter: the obama camp jumped on that comment issuing a statement saying independent economists don't agree that refusing to ask the wealthiest to pay their fair share and over taxing middle class families will promote economic growth or job creation. romney's taxes are part avenue obama campaign ad which hit the gop candidate on a secretly recorded fundraiser where he said 47% of americans pay no income tacks and feel they are victims entitled to government help. >> mitt romney attacked 47% americans who paid no income tax. he won release his tax returns before 2010. maybe before attacking others on taxes, romney should co
of the united states. >> the pot. >> pat: outlined his accomplishments over the last four years. he also acknowledged that it will take much longer to solve challenges that built up over decades. the president said mitt romney's view on foreign policy are out of reach and his strategy would reverse progress. >> you might not be ready for diplomacy with beijing if you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. my opponent said that it was tragic to end the war in iraq, and he won't tell us how he will end the war in afghanistan. well, i have and i will. >> president obama took credit for safing millions of americans jobs in his first term and promised to keep focusing on the middle class in his second term. >>> this morning many areal aing gabrielle giffords' appearance at the convention emotional. she led delegates in the pledge of allegiance. >> one nation under god, indivisible, liberty and justice for all. >> giffords was helped on stage by her friend congressman debbie wasserman schultz. after that she cheered her name, a mass shooting in tucson left her with a seve
seems to be between the united states and israel not between israel and the united states. >> you think he should spend more time talking about foreign policy than about the economy and jobs? >> i think he should do both, particularly in light of the tragic death of ambassador stevens. >> good to have you here. thank you senator. >> thanks for mafg me on. >> we want to turn to some of the headlines from some of the newspapers. the "financial times" reports on the financial crisis in spain. today the spanish government announces budget cutbacks. on wednesday there were protests outside of the spanish parliament for a second day in a row. political turmoil is causing spanish stocks to nose dive. >>> britain's guardian reports on massive new demonstrations in greece. protesters had violent confrontations with police. there's new wage and pension cuts. the greek finance minister said the government has agreed on an austerity budget for next year. >> "usa today" finds income is growing much faster in republican leaning red states. personal income in those 23 states has risen 4.6% since the r
mohamed shows no signs of dying down. >> united states are trying a counter offense to calm the anger and stop the violence, margaret brennan has that story. >> reporter: good morning. the u.s. government is trying to stop that anti-american violence by buying ad time on pakistani tv to spread the message that it did not endorse the controversial internet video made by an american filmmaker to ridicule islam. it cost the u.s. government $70,000 to broadcast these ads on seven different pakistani tv networks. they feature messages from president obama. >> we reject all efforts to denigrate the beliefs of others. >> reporter: and hillary clinton. >> the united states government has absolutely nothing to do with this video. >> reporter: condemning the anti-islam movie made by a california filmmaker. the state department is trying to cool anti-american fury that sent thousands of protesters into the streets of pakistani cities this week. it isn't the first time that american diplomats sponsored media or purchased ad time but the head of the outreach program said these ads are urgent. >> i
everywhere, across the united states. we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign, but we're not willing to be murdered for it. >> reporter: certain points, if these attacks continue, the american people will say we've had enough. why are we training these people if they are murdering us? >> that may be, in fact. it may be the voice right now that we're hearing. the key point is for us to understand that the vast majority, vast majority of afghans, you have lived with them, you understand these people. they are with us in this. they understand right now the severity of this problem and the urgency of what's happening, and there have been afghan who's have been killed trying to save our forces when these attacks have been under way. because that was the only reaction that they could have taken, was to try to save us at the moment of that attack. >> training afghan troops like these afghan special forces soldiers is the centerpiece of general allen's mission. >> once they are there, we're going to move -- >> reporter: he has already had to success spespend training tw. shoul
because you bank against the united states of america doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out. >> many people are speculating that o'malley is considering a run for president four years from now. >>> and our own jim vance and tom sherwood are in charlotte for the convention. they will bring you live reports today and tomorrow. >>> republicans are hoping to make noise in north carolina this week, too. virginia governor bob mcdonnell will campaign near the convention site. mcdonnell is one of the mitt romney's most active surrogates. >>> as most parties fight over what's best for our economy, the nation's debt has passed an historic milestone if treasury says the national debt has gone above $16 trillion for the first time ever. republicans are blaming democrats, especially president obama, for letting the debt reach this level. >>> today the group responsible for the metro silver line project is trying to repair his image with new ethics rules. the metropolitan airports authority has faced stiff scrutiny since a report this spring detailed lavish travel spending and questio
obama, where is his plan? he's president of the united states. >> yeah. >> three years ago on this network he said, you know, if i don't get this thing under control, it's a one-term proposition. he puts forward a plan, a budget plan, it gets rejected 414-0 in the house. and 97-0 in the senate. what was the plan we heard at the convention? this guy has been the president, and he has not made things better. he has made things worse. >> well romney has repeatedly said he won't cut taxes on the rich, and yet he has proposals to cut taxes on the rich. he doesn't explain why it adds up. in terms of obama's budget was a serious proposal. the republicans tried to force a political vote on it. the democrats decided they weren't going to play the game. >> it got zero support. >> yes, because it was put up there as a political matter because it was never going to pass. >> if you read the bob woodward book you will see just how pathetic the white house effort was. >> let me take a break here. we'll come back and talk more about the economy, the impact of jobs and the new numbers on th
as he coampaigns in new hampshire, in iowa. >> i accept your nomination as president of the united states. >> he stirred up the crowd at the democratic convention last night. the president highlighted the economy in his speech and tried to separate his views from republican challenger mitt romney. >> i refuse to ask middle class families to give up their deductions for owning a home or raising their kids just to pay for another millionaire's tax cut. >> the speech now marks a turning point in the campaign season with just 62 days left until election day. >>> one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> an emotional moment at the convention. former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords led delegates in the pledge of allegiance. after the pledge, giffords blew kisses to the crowd as they cheered her name. last year's mass shooting in tucson left the former congresswoman with a severe brain injury. she resigned from congress earlier this year to focus on her recovery. >>> fresh off of bill clinton's enthusiastic endorsement of president obama at the dnc a
, president of the united states, he'll lay out the vision for the next four years. i do think it's worth reminding people which i tried to do in my speech and others did, what has the country inherited. we're not out of the woods but not the global recession, deepest since the great recession, an auto industry about to collapse, the auto industry out and thriving. we had new numbers out in august showing again sales are up. on that clear choice mitt romney said i think he should go bankrupt. the president said not on my watch. clear difference. if we had followed mitt romney's strategy we would have lost those manufacturing jobs and ohio would have a lower unemployment rate. >> the president was recently asked to grade himself on the economy, his answer was incomplete, something he has said time to time over his four-year term. the voters gave him four years and the four years are about up. is it sufficient to say it's incomplete. >> i think his reflection, i think would be a true statement, until the middle class feel like their economic security is where it should be, the president sho
, just because you bank against the united states of america doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out. >> many people are speculating that o'malley is considering a run for president four years from now. >>> and our jim vance and tom sherwood are in charlotte for the convention. they'll be bringing you live reports today and tomorrow evening, only here on news 4. >>> republicans also hoping to make some noise in north carolina this week as well. virginia governor bob mcdonnell campaigning today and tomorrow near the convention site in charlotte. mcdonnell is one of mitt romney's most active surrogates. >>> a former virginia congressman could be a threat to mitt romney in a critical swing state this november. the board of elections in november ruled that virgil gude junior is eligible to be on the ballot as a constitutional party county. gude has a long history in politics and conservative appeal. even if he only earns 2 or 3% of the vote in november, it could be enough to swing the state in president obama's favor. the state republican party is challenging gude's eligi
if you got the chance to meet the president of the united states in person? well, one pizza shop owner in florida got a little excited when he met president obama, gave him a bear hug and then lifted him up. doesn't the secret service frown on things like that? by the way, he's a republican. we'll talk to him this morning about what he was thinking. >> i think he did clear it with secret service, which is probably a good thing. all this week, matt, natalie and al and i will take a turn choosing the music for this show, call it the soundtrack of our lives. >> right. >> put a lot of thought into this. a lot of anxiety. >> today is yours. >> today it my day. >> good news for carpenters fans. >> but let's begin with that breaking news. public school teachers going out in strike or on strike in chicago. nbc's kevin tibbles is there. kevin, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. i'm outside the ray elementary school here in chicago where for the first time in 25 years chicago's teachers have gone on strike. this, after a frantic weekend of negotiations that went right down to
legal traffic stops if they have reason to suspect they're in the united states illegally. critics who call the pressure "show me your papers law" say had will lead to racial profiling. >> two bank robbers are on the run after they kidnapped a bank manager and strapped what they said was a bomb from her waist. a bomb squad detonated the device which turned out not to be an explosive. fortunately no one was injured. >> officials in costa rica are assessing the damage from a 7.6 magnitude earthquake. the quake damaged buildings and roads and blew out windows. at least 20 people were injured. >> dramatic video from china this morning. a young girl riding her bike became pinned beneath a bus after it went out of control and hit her. rescuers had to carefully dig beneath her head to pull her to safety. amazingly, she escaped unharmed. >> and kayla tausche . >> traders expect a measured, not blowout solution to be announced. meanwhile here at home it a big week for jobs today. the number of americans filing for unemployment benefits is expected to fall ahead of tomorrow's all-important jobs
that we provided. now you're right. we have a number of girls in schools in the united states and a number of -- everybody in this entire graduation class is in college. so, that's all exciting. to be able to do that, wherever you're ranked on anybody's list to me is a very good thing. >> oprah i have to say when i got the list and saw you were 50 out of 50 i was irritated. you didn't have a moment where you go okay fortune -- that didn't phase you. >> i wouldn't have known the magazine was out or i was on the list if you hadn't called me. no, it didn't phase me at all >> that's true. >> oprah you have been this list for 15 years. there are many powerful women out there leading businesses and what they are doing not just at work but the philanthropy they are doing on the side. talk about that in terms of giving back. the importance of giving back. >> well, you know, i believe that everybody's life, you know, there's a wonderful bible verse that i love, that i've grown up with that has been my mantra only what you do for christ will last and i think if you substitute the word christ for goo
of san jose. a tsunami warning issued for the area was later canceled. >>> the u.s. secretary of state is in beijing. she had tough words for china over that nation's policy. they both have vetoed several united nations measures against syria. hillary clinton told officials their actions frustrate the u.s. the eun secretary-general is accusing iran of sending weapons to the syrian government. mean wheels conditions inside syria are getting worse every day, with tens of thousands flees of country. >>> in canada, authorities are trying to figure out what motivated a man to open fire during a rally for the newly elected premier. there are details about why the new premier may have been targeted. >> reporter: it was the sight of a victory party, not a makeshift millenniumian, but something that's shocked the province and the country. investigators are piecing together just what happened. >> at this point we can't establish whether or not ultimately the elected premier was a target, because we cannot at this point, if you want, we can't push aside this theory. >> reporter: these images are
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